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Marie Antoinette, her Executioner, and Louis XVI Costume

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Marie Antoinette, her Executioner, and Louis XVI Costume

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Photo #1 - The finished costumes Photo #2 - Marie Antoinette and her Executioner Photo #3 - Marie Antoinete and Louis XVI <3 Photo #4 - Marie Antoinette, Executioner, and Louis XVI Photo #5 - Marie Antoinette, Executioner, and Louis XVI Photo #6 - Trying on the costume Photo #7 - Duct tape fun Photo #8 - Bust Photo #9 - Painted and Paper Machéd Bust Photo #10 - Dress close up
Costume type:  Costumes for Groups
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Historical Costumes

This homemade costume for groups entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Mari, the 'Marie Antoinette, Executioner, and Louis XVI' costume creator:

I wanted to make a wonderful themed group costume for me, my younger brother, Aidan (6) and my sister Justine (9). I knew it had to something special and memorable. We settled on Marie Antoinette, her executioner and Louis XVI. They were really excited to help me work on it.

We wrapped Justine up in duct tape to create the bust, then cut her out of it, and paper machéd and painted it. The same process was used on her hands and arms to stuff the gloves.

Using a pool noodle folded in half, stuffed halfway into the hollow bust, we rigged it to a backpack.

Her dress was created using an old '80s wedding dress, transformed into a dress to match the time period using other fabric.

The Louis XVI costume was created by modifying a pirate costume by adding embellishments, lace frills, as well as a collar.

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 8

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#1 comment by Ginger May 30, 2015

I am shocked that this costume did not win!!! The best kids/illusion yet!!

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